Bowe & Colquitt Get Deals; Albert Gets Franchised

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has tweeted that the Chiefs and WR Dwayne Bowe have reached agreement on a five-year contract. Jason LaCanfora reported the Chiefs have used franchise player designation on LT Branden Albert.

Schefter also reports that the Chiefs and P Dustin Colquitt have agreed to a long-term contract, keeping him from reaching free agency next week.

9 Responses to “Bowe & Colquitt Get Deals; Albert Gets Franchised”

  • March 4, 2013  - txchief says:

    Thank goodness that the Chiefs got these deals done, even at the eleventh hour. I hope franchising Albert means no LT with the first pick in April.

  • March 4, 2013  - jimbo says:

    Great News. Dorsey’s phones must have been ringing all day long. It just seems unimaginable to get 53 NFL players under contract & stay under $130 mil. That comes to an average of $2.452 mil per player per year.
    Hats off to our new GM.
    Go Chiefs.

  • March 4, 2013  - Kenny says:

    The big question now is, who will be shown the door to pay for this contract.

  • March 4, 2013  - txchief says:

    I don’t understand what they are waiting to cut Cassel and Tyson Jackson.

  • March 4, 2013  - Niblick says:

    This is great news. We now have more options with that top pick. We aren’t locked to an OT at one, as most thought. I know it will be difficult to find a trade partner, but perhaps we might still get a trade down. I would love another 2nd round pick, and a middle to late 1st rounder.

  • March 4, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    tx – I think both Cassel and Jackson have trade value. I know, go figure. But different teams have different needs.

    A real need is still a backup QB. It won’t be Quinn or Stanzi. I don’t think you should say good by to Cassel for a while.

    How scary is that? Well, remember 2010. He just won’t be making the same amount of money.

  • March 4, 2013  - txchief says:

    I think if the Chiefs could get a sack of hamburgers for Cassel and Jackson, the will have won the jackpot. I can’t imagine any team wanting them at their current price.

  • March 4, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    tx- glad to see you calmed down.

    Picking Joeckel would allow Albert to move into a spot he would be better at playing. He’s an average LT. It would create some O-Line depth as well, something that all playoff teams have.

    For Dorsey to keep all 3 at reasonable dollars is just more evidence of of what a great hire Clark made.
    Go Chiefs!

  • March 5, 2013  - txchief says:

    Cy, I won’t be calm for long if the Chiefs take Joeckel at #1. Albert has consistently stated that he’s a tackle, and that tackle is the only position he will play. As well, I doubt that the Chief plan on playing him close to $10,000,000.00 this season to just play guard.

    I personally believe that Reid a Dorsey are renting Albert for a season with the franchise tag to see is his back has really healed, and they knew that they couldn’t find a free agent replacement for any less. Joeckel is certainly a great player, but exchanging one first round LT for another is a waste of a terrible season in 2012 and the top draft pick this year. That pick needs to used on an impact player, and in general, that means a player who has his hands on the ball frequently.

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